basic rider course

This 5-minute video is a capsule summary of what you'll experience in our hands-on, 15 hour, Basic RiderCourse training program. Five hours of classroom instruction prepare you for ten hours of practical riding in a controlled, off-street environment, under the guidance of MSF-certified RiderCoaches.

Prepare for the classroom by exploring our available study materials to better prepare you for the Knowledge portion of the class

The Basic RiderCourse is the best place for new riders to start once you’ve made the decision to ride.

This is a 15-hour course; 5 hours classroom hours and 10 hours riding a motorcycle spread out over 2 consecutive days.

  • Motorcycle's are provided for the class

  • Helmet Rental's are offered for this course; learn more HERE

  • Virginia will waive both the written and riding tests for your M2 endorsement.

  • Graduates may qualify for insurance premium discounts with some motorcycle insurers.

  • Completion of the Basic RiderCourse satisfies the requirements of the Department of Defense regulations regarding motorcycle training for active duty military members and civilians operating a motorcycle on and off military installations.

The Basic RiderCourse is conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. Our RiderCoaches will help you learn to the best of your ability. If you have significant difficulty or become a risk to yourself or others, as determined by you or your RiderCoaches, you will not be permitted to continue to ride (other options may be available for developing your riding skills).

If you would like a head-start or are worried that you may not be able to keep up, consider our Intro to Motorcycle Riding Course

To successfully complete the course, you must:

  1. Attend and participate in all sessions.

  2. Achieve a minimum score on a knowledge test covering course materials.

  3. Achieve a passing score on a riding-skill evaluation.

Successfully completing the Basic RiderCourse is not a guarantee that you will be safe on the road. Only you can choose the level of safety you wish to maintain. The course will provide you with the opportunities and experiences to acquire the basic knowledge and skill that enable you to continue to practice and develop your safe riding habits. Safe riding is also a matter of attitude, and only you can provide that.

Please contact PRU so that we are made aware of any special medical requirements or other special considerations that may be required.

Our Late Fee and Cancellation Policy may be viewed HERE

You must provide your own shatter-resistant eye protection, sturdy over the ankle footwear (non-canvas), long sleeved shirt or jacket, long non-flare denim pants or equivalent protective material and full fingered (preferably leather) gloves.

What to ExpecT

  • 15-hours of instruction (5 hours classroom/10 hours riding)

  • Range exercises include low-speed maneuvers and basic skills such as shifting, accelerating, braking, cornering, U-turn, lane change

  • You’ll be with the same group for the duration of your training

  • You’ll receive individual RiderCoach feedback while learning to ride

  • Motorcycles are provided for the course

  • Helmets & Gloves are available at $25 for rent during the course

  • Types and/or models of motorcycles available vary by site. Ask your RiderCoach which training bike is best for you based on your height, weight or preferred riding style

We offer a variety of bikes in our classes.  If you are small or tall just let us know and we will make sure we have the right mix of bikes to try and accommodate your needs. 

Tuition Discounts available for Coleman PowerSports VIP's, Motorcyle Clubs, Military, First responders, and former students! Need a promo code?  Just call us.

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